Brain Resilience Workshop

May 15-17 2023, SFU Vancouver Campus and Online

The INN hosted a three-day workshop in May 2023 where we brought together leading experts in brain resilience. This workshop covered several aspects of what determines brain resilience, from cells and circuits, to social and cultural factors. The three days were thematically organized as follows:

Day 1: Resilience & Mental Health
Keynote talk: 
Jane Foster, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Ideas talks:
Molly Cairncross, Simon Fraser University
Kalina Christoff, University of British Columbia
Prabhjot Dhami, Simon Fraser University
Faranak Farzan, Simon Fraser University
Özge Nilay Yalçın, Simon Fraser University

Day 2: Cell & Circuit Mechanisms in Resilience
Keynote talk:
Brian MacVicar, University of British Columbia
Ideas talks:
Gunnar Blohm, Queen's University
Brian Christie, University of Victoria
Ben Saunders, University of Minnesota
Marie-Ève Tremblay, University of Victoria
Nicholas Weilinger, University of British Columbia

Day 3: Resilience Across the Lifespan
Keynote talk: 
Grace Iarocci, Simon Fraser University
Ideas talks:
Theodore Cosco, Simon Fraser University
Jasmeer Chhatwal, MGH Harvard Medical School
Brianne Kent, Simon Fraser University
Josh Neudorf, Simon Fraser University
Gagan Wig, University of Texas Dallas

There were also in-person poster sessions to showcase BC's neuroscience and neurotechnology research.

Catch the recordings on our Youtube channel

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